Two people injured in crash involving 2 semis, SUV, on toll road

(Photo supplied/Indiana State Police)

Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a crash involving two semis and an SUV on the Indiana Toll Road in Elkhart County.

The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18,  near the 94 mile marker, according to Indiana State Police.

Westbound traffic was slowed or stopped while merging into the right lane entering a construction zone.

The semi with the box trailer and the SUV were nearly stopped in the right lane in the traffic.

The semi with tanker trailer failed to slow for the stopped traffic and swerved into the left lane in an attempt to avoid a crash.

The semi with the tanker trailer struck the rear of the SUV, side swiping the vehicle, and forced the SUV into the semi with box trailer.

The driver of the SUV, identified as 24-year-old Indiana woman, had to be extricated from the vehicle by and was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for treatment.

The driver of the semi with the tanker trailer, identified as 72-year-old Alabama man, was transported by ambulance to Elkhart General Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the semi with the box trailer, identified as a 64-year-old New York man, was not injured in the crash.


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